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CSPAN
Jan 17, 2010 9:30pm EST
in washington. so, look, forget the ads. everybody can run a slight gap. forget the truck. every vatican by a truck. -- everyone can buy a truck. here's what you need to ask yourself on tuesday -- when the chips are down, when the tough votes come, on all the fights that mattered to middle-class families across this commonwealth, who is going to be on your side? >> martha! >> that is what this race on tuesday is all about. because it is easy to say you are independent and you're going to bring people together in all of that stuff, until you actually have to do it. when the vote comes on energy, when there is a choice between standing with big oil or fighting for the clean energy jobs of the future, whose side are you going to be on? >> martha! >> when there is a choice between giving tax breaks to the wealthiest few and that corporations that ship them overseas, or giving them to the middle class, who is going to be on your side? >> martha! >> you will hear a lot about taxes. last year i kept a campaign promise to cut taxes for 95% of working americans. i cut taxes. and these members of
CSPAN
Jan 2, 2010 6:15pm EST
. the continental army, under the direction of george washington, had just finished a daring but successful surprise attack on the british at trenton. in retaliation, the british launched an attack of its on on the, no army. instead of retreating, washington ordered his troops to stay and fight. it was a daring move. when the soldiers in the contra army saw the size and strength of the enemy, many of them were filled with dread. as one historian put it, even in that awful moment, these men had a sense of their own strength, a confidence in what an upper, and a feeling that province was with them that night. -- confidence in one another. against impossible odds, they broke the enemy column, forcing the british to retreat. at a moment of victory, the entire, it is said to have triumphantly shouted as one. the second battle of trenton was a great victory for washington's troops. the young nation had become exhausted and discouraged by war. 233 is later, americans have not lost the spirit of trenton. two long and difficult wars have prolonged recession and double-digit unemployment. these are difficult
CSPAN
Jan 17, 2010 6:30pm EST
as republicans in washington. forget the ad. forget the truck. everybody can buy a truck. here is the question you need to ask before you go to vote on tuesday. when the chips are down, when the tough a boat is coming -- tough vote is coming, who is going to be on your side? that is what this race on tuesday is all about. [applause] it is easy to say you are independent and you're going to bring people together and all that stuff, until you actually have to do with. when the vote comes on ev nergy, whose side are you going to be on? mark that is going to be on your side. when the vote comes on taxes and there is a choice between giving more taxes to the wealthy and corporations that ship jobs overseas, and businesses that create jobs here, who is going to be on your side? >> martha. >> you will hear a lot about taxes. you always do, every election. i kept the campaign process -- campaign promise to cut taxes for 90% of working americans. [no audio] [applause] these members of congress voted to cut taxes here in the commonwealth for individuals and small businesses. we cut taxes for middle-clas
CSPAN
Jan 17, 2010 7:00am EST
heard from two former u.s. president to help the people of haiti. today, "the washington post" about this and ask the question, for how long? this is sunday, january 17 and would begin with the u.s. efforts in haiti. we heard from secretary of state hillary clinton who was there yesterday. u.s. troops tried to prevent chaos in haiti's capital city. lutie louis coates flares were order breaks down. this question -- will there be a long-term u.s. commitment? the numbers are on your screen. the president will commemorate the birth of martin luther king and will campaign today for martha coakley for the senate seat given up by the death of ted kennedy. we'll talk about that later in the air but first, this piece this morning from "the washington post." clinton believes that the country can come back stronger in the future. bearing so, bottled water and other supplies, secretary clinton flew into the battered capital and told the haitian people that the u.s. will be here today, tomorrow, and in times ahead as the u.s. struggles to organize a relief effort for a barely functioning haitian
CSPAN
Jan 18, 2010 10:00am EST
-- for this morning's " washington journal." back tomorrow morning at 7:00 a.m. eastern. enjoy the rest of this martin luther king holiday. . [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2010] . >> president barack obama talks about dr. king and his legacy and an update on the martin luther king memorial. we'll also look to the establishment of mlk day. coming up later today, live coverage of new virginia governor bob mcdonnell in his first state of the commonwealth address. we will begin at 7:00 p.m. eastern here on c-span. ).zÑtonight, larry cohen, the hd of the communications workers of america and what the federal government's role should be an expanding communication in the communication that is on c-span 2. now president barack obama on the legacy of martin luther king jr. he commemorated the birthday of the late civil rights leader yesterday. president barack obama spoke at the historic thurmont avenue baptist church in the nation's capital where dr. king once preached. his remarks are about half an hour. [applause] >> good morning.
CSPAN
Jan 25, 2010 6:00am EST
florida. >> you go for two years and transfer of to university? >> yes. >> this george washington university, is $50,000 a year for tuition. what do you pay? >> by an anonymous caller so we have been blessed that we get in-state tuition fully covered. usually, regular students would pay $86 per credit. if your full time, that would be $1,000 per semester. >> that is a little bit different. do you happen to know how many want to a four-year university? >> once you graduate, we all usually end up going to university and achieve a bachelor's. >> what have you learned since you've been here? >> just to keep an open mind? you cannot narrow your view. there are other people and other views and you need to pay attention to the spirit if not, you will not succeed. >> do you belong to a party? >> i consider myself to be independent because of a share views with the republicans and democrats. as far as the government, and republican-minded but as for a civil-rights and other aspects, i would have democratic views. >> the republicans do not believe in so rights? >> they do, but things like a
CSPAN
Jan 20, 2010 7:00am EST
page of the washington journal, they write that yesterday -- of the wall street journal, the right that it needn't be. the president remains more popular than his policies and voters want him to succeed. but they are sold out -- but they are also telling me needs to steer a more moderate less partisan course, return to the back into the and, t-shaped his political rise." clinton, maryland, robert, what do you say? caller: i do not think the republicans should take any solace in the fact that this gentleman won the election. this guy ran as an independent. this is an anti-incumbency vote against democrats and republicans for not getting anything done. the american people are tired of it. they want something done. what hurt the democrats mostly was the loss of the public option, because the public option was not in the health- care bill. it turned a lot of people against it. host: caller, what is your take now on the healthcare bill? we are seeing all sorts of varied possibilities. what would you like to see happen now? caller: they have to pass it, regardless of this. regardless of
CSPAN
Jan 29, 2010 7:00am EST
discussion with republican lawmakers. this morning on "the washington journal." we want to get your thoughts on the culture in washington. does it need to change bailout for democrats, 202-737-0002. for republicans, 202-737-0001. for independents, 202-628-0205. -- does it need to change? we begin this morning with this article, "washington culture leaves little hope for change." when asked this week, "70% believe that the government was unhealthy or in need of large reform. that is up from 43% just after the election of george w. bush. to the degree that they could send a message out of massachusetts, it was not a message to obama, it was a message about what is going on in washington. the better answer lies in the culture of the capital, where every problem is seen less as an issue to be resolved and more as a tool for a political position, where every position is automatically a failed by the other side's 24/7 political attack machine. with lawmakers failing to meet a compromise, they are failing their own party activists. this culture makes a retreat to partisan corners the safest route
CSPAN
Jan 24, 2010 10:00am EST
as -- washington, d.c. with a tin ear, having too many meetings behind closed doors.. do not have any announcements in terms of new recruits, but we already had some great recruits. i have to tell you there are more common in the days ahead. host: can you tell us the states to watch? guest: we will get more contested primaries in a number of states, possibly in arkansas, possibly in nevada. there is no specific announcements but i think everyone needs to keep their eye on what is happening, because there are a lot more people interested in seeking opportunity for november, 2010. guest: just picking up on them for a second, that there seems to be very few holes left. you have been doing a recording for scored -- for quite some time. -- doing recruiting for quite some time. the one place it where there seems to be an opening is new york. are we going to see someone in york? is it the tacky? -- is it pataki? guest: i think we will see some more republican candidates. rudy giuliani and governor pataki kept others on the sidelines. the governor has not renounced his intention jet. i am hoping he will co
CSPAN
Jan 31, 2010 10:00am EST
the wool pulled massive -- would put people back to work. >> how can washington improved consumer confidence? we had a 5% gdp number on friday, which is good, but the more you talk about holland and well -- how well the economy is doing, and the more than that they are attached from reality. guest: the investment banks are the first ones to show record profits and talk about paying record bonuses. people are furious about a lot of things, including, especially that. they see the economy growing 5.7% last quarter and they say, but we have unemployment at 10%. it might go higher. i think it is really important for people to see the president and congress work hard and to give confidence to the american people. have got to be demonstrated that we understand the difficulties shear -- a fiscal policy that is not sustainable. the president is criticized a lot for saying, i inherited a substantial nest. but that is the truth. he inherited the biggestw3 economic mess since roosevelt and hear it in harmony with economic freefall. -- inherited an economy which would free fall. >> senator, i
CSPAN
Jan 19, 2010 2:00am EST
is the advocacy groups. in 1971. rev. abernathy came to washington and delivered petitions of 3 million signatures, asking that this bill we passed. a number of trade unions throughout the country took on the cause. it is also the passage of the legislation and they were very involved in the state legislature in getting the state to pass holiday bills before we got a federal bill. the advocacy groups whabrought buses to washington so that there would be a public demonstration around the passage of the bill. advocacy groups sponsored petition drives around the country. 6 million signatures were delivered to congress and it is noted that these were the most signatures ever received on behalf of a piece of legislation. stevie wonder recorded the happy birthday song and it was very important. at the time, he probably did not think it was that much of a big deal. it became sort of the national anthem of the movement. also, the fact that the water was going to be out on the mall help attract more people to come out there and support the legislation. he put a lot of his own money into this campaign. he b
CSPAN
Jan 15, 2010 6:00am EST
-- of the federal government or current administration in washington. governor perry and medina in splar have said they understand why some texans may be interested in su seeding from the united states. we want to know how far would you go to break ties in washington. name one federal program you really like and tell us whether you would push to end or -- any specific program or loss, governor perry? >> the program i love the most that the federal government is involved with is our united states military forces. there is not anything i would do except make sure we take care of those veterans when they come back from spending time looking after our freedom, but that's the greatest program the united states government has. i always say there's three things the government ought to do well, deliver our mail, stand military and defend our borders. i guess one out of three ain't bad. >> well, governor, you've also been critical. and there's a word going around the campaign circle, nullification. tell us, would you opt to nullify or end any specific program or federal program we are now involved with her
CSPAN
Jan 26, 2010 7:00am EST
from the nation's capital this is "washington journal." host: alive the picture from the floor of the washington ought to show at the convention center. lots of new car models to look at. the focus on alternative fuels, and plenty of executives and officials. we will learn all about the decisions washington makes and their impact on the auto industry. in the meantime president obama is set to propose a freeze on a portion of federal spending today. it could dramatically curtail his legislative ambitions. we want to get your thoughts. he will talk about it on the state of the union address tomorrow. here is the headline on the story. obama to propose a freeze on spending. the subhead it goes this way -- deficit reduction campaign. the white house says the three- year plan could save much money over time. if you look at the lead to the wall street journal did put it this way, there subhead says the white house plan applies to only 17% of spending and will have a small impact on the deficit. here is their leader -- president obama proposes to have a three-year in federal spending
CSPAN
Jan 2, 2010 7:00am EST
>> "washington journal" takes your calls and e-mails live every morning starting at 7 a.m. eastern, here on c-span. >> "newsweek" is reporting exclusively that saturday morning president obama received a high-order briefing three days before christmas, about terrorists threats. the highest officials are a part of this. and talk about that this hour, and thought we would get your feelings on airport security, what have you noticed and changed in the days of the incident coming into detroit. if you have been to the airport, or know someone who has, call the numbers on your screen. your experience with airport security lately. there is this story in "the washington post", lawmakers knew of tsa pick era, and it's a follow-up of the nominee. lawmakers knew of tsa pick's error, the latest is that the democratic senators lobbied around tsa pick, and as new details emerged that key lawmakers knew that he had mischaracterized a personal incident in his testimony, washington supported rogers of his assessing confidence criminal records 20 years ago of his then estranged wife's boyfriend. as
CSPAN
Jan 24, 2010 6:00pm EST
center brings thousands of students to washington d.c. to experience the workings of our government first hand. this weekend they will discuss politics, government, and their futures, tonight at 8 on c-span. . . will likely be sworn in in the week ahead. joining us on "newsmakers" on this sunday is the chair of the republican senatorial campaign committee, senator john cornyn. in the walter is with us as well as recliick klein and amy walter. has scott brown's win h elped you? you? guest: it has energized people across the country. not just republicans. we saw his broad appeal to democrats and independents. it has energized a lot of people and given them hope they can take their country back against what they see as -- washington, d.c. with a tin ear, having too many meetings behind closed doors.. do not have any announcements in terms of new recruits, but we already had some great recruits. i have to tell you there are more common in the days ahead. host: can you tell us the states to watch? guest: we will get more contested primaries in a number of states, possibly in arkansas, po
CSPAN
Jan 31, 2010 6:00pm EST
to pull to put massive amounts of people on payrolls. >> you talk about the economy. how can washington improved consumer confidence. the more you talk about how well this is doing and the less likely people feel it in the real world, the more washington seems to be detached from reality. that is one of the dangers. >> the investment banks, which will -- which caused the wreck were the first to show record bonuses. people are furious about a lot of things. they see the economy growing 5.7%, and they say, but we have unemployment that is still at 10. i think it is really important for people to seize the president and congress work hard and to give confidence to the american people, we have got to be demonstrating we understand the difficulties, a fiscal policy that is not sustainable. i know the president is criticized a lot for saying i inherited a substantial mess, but that is true. it is going to take awhile to get out of it, and i think there has been some stability now, and if we can find ways to work together, we will get this economy moving again. >> in light of the comments you
CSPAN
Jan 24, 2010 6:30pm EST
-killing policies coming out of washington, including this health bill. there is plenty of room for tax cuts on small businesses, incentives that will help them hire people again. i think we can find common ground there, if both sides can meet in the middle. host: senator john cornyn, application. >> "washington journal" continues. host: >> thank you for being part of our sunday roundtable. table. guest: the supreme court, a terrible week for obama and not such a bad week for republicans. guest: it was a terrible week for progress in the country. host: this book, coming back as a part of the team, what does this signal? guest: that they are very worried. there's a chance that republicans could retake one of the houses of congress, which would be astonishing, given the fact that the voters killed them in 2006, then did it again in 2008. the republican party at the end of the 2008 elections was completely obliterated. because of the missteps by the party, they are doing far, far better. it appears that they could gain a lot of seats. this is a huge a mission that there is a problem. guest: tha
CSPAN
Jan 24, 2010 11:00pm EST
students from all over the world to come to washington and either spend a semester- long internship working for government or nonprofit agencies or private corporations or one or two week programs following the current issues of the day. for instance, this program. >> why do you do it? >> i've been here 33 of our 34 years of existence and it's been a labor of love. we believed early on, bill burke, our founder and others that started the organization that it was meaningful and could be a transformational experience for college students to partake of these programs. >> how many students a year? >> 1,500 to 1,600 interns. >> who pays for them? >> students and/or their units -- universities or money that we raise and corporations and individuals. >> someone what wants to come, what kind of out of pocket suspense do they have? >> nor program, in the $1,200 range and that includes housing. >> where were you before you did this? >> i was working as a counselor in a junior high school in massachusetts and managing a restaurant on cape cod in the summer. >> what's the best thing a student can say a
CSPAN
Jan 15, 2010 7:00am EST
times" with pictures and had nine similar to other papers. this morning, within a "the washington post," the editorial -- averting chaos in haiti. the paper writes of this -- yet the obama administration has balked helping haitians currently here illegally granting them temporary legal status, this despite u.s. of -- law that specifically allows the government to extend temporary protected status to undocumented immigrants in natural disasters all wars and a home countries make it impossible to deport them. the editorial goes on to say this -- that is "the washington post" this morning. "the new york times" editorial at those the washington post. calling for allowing haitians in the united states who are here illegally to find work. "the new york times" echoing "the washington post." the first phone call comes from chris on independent mine in ohio. good morning. caller: the morning. everybody keeps getting -- host: go ahead, we can hear you. caller: pat robertson was right. it did -- they did sell their souls to the devil. not that we should not help -- we should help. they went with
CSPAN
Jan 12, 2010 11:00pm EST
in this district we start the year listening and now more than ever i think it's important that washington d.c. listen to the american people and their priority and so please feel free just to make a comment. don't be self-conscious about the additional press that's here. we'll get you a microphone and we'll look forward to your remarks. and if there's a question in there, we'll take our best shot at it. let me open with a couple of remarks on an issue that's breaking as we speak across the country. and despite the fact that i just returned to an or from a trip to afghanistan and i'm happy to elaborate on what i saw and there's a reporá coming out today the about the incident that took mace on christmas day in detroit, i'd like to focus on healthcare reform and legislation that's moving behind closed doors on capitol hill as we speak today. first let me say emphatically and i know i speak on behalf, not only of my other republican colleagues in indiana but those throughout the congress. we need healthcare in this country that lowers the cost of health insurance and healthcare for the americ
CSPAN
Jan 24, 2010 7:00am EST
about guantanamo detention. we will also take your e-mails and phone calls. "washington journal" is next. ♪ host: good morning, new developments overnight. the christmas day bombing attempt in detroit, osama bin laden issued a new audio message planning a al qaeda responsibility for that. the white house said this morning that they are confident about the confirmation of ben bernanke for his second term. the newly appointed political adviser to the national committee -- democratic committee has an article today about the road ahead. "the year of big obama is over." the goal of cutting the deficit in the bipartisan budget committee proceeds the state of the union address. it is in that venue that we would like to open the phones this morning. how would you describe the state of the union in the year ahead? if you are optimistic, to 0 2/7 -- 202-737-0001. if you are pessimistic, 202- 737-0002. "the president is reconstituting the themes that helped him to win the white house to help and to counter the republicans in the midterm election after political setbacks. from the jump pa
CSPAN
Jan 14, 2010 6:00am EST
's attorney general talks about possible effect on states. and on this morning's "washington journal," topics include irs regulation, financial market oversight, and health care. "washington journal begins at the top of the hour at 7:00 eastern. president barack obama will be at the capitol this afternoon to attend a jobs summit with house democrats. live coverage begins at 4: 45 eastern. later today on c-span 2, we will produce a debate with the republican candidates for governor is -- governor of texas. the incumbent.cx governor will e involved. live coverage begins at 8:00 eastern. a group of state attorneys general said they may file a lawsuit of for a particular provision in the senate version of a health-care legislation. henry mcmaster of south carolina is part of the effort. he talked about the constitutionality of the health care bill at the national press club. this is about one hour. i am a washington correspondent for work-force management which is a magazine. ñri am sure of that national nes national press club news makers committee. i am coming near the end of my tenure. in thr
CSPAN
Jan 21, 2010 7:00am EST
questions about the congressional budget agenda. from the nation's capital, this is "washington journal." host: good morning. we will get to your calls in just a minute. we are interested to hear from you now that you had 24 hours to absorbent the massachusetts election. talking to your friends, reading some of the blogs and newspaper analysis. we would very much like to hear your analysis for what it means for the parties of the big policy initiatives. we will get to your calls in a minute. emily pierce is our first guest, joining us by phone. front-page story on a "roll call." the question is the biggest policy issue, health care. after a day of observing it, what our leaders saying? guest: in the immediate aftermath they are saying we need to take a deep breath and think about what we need to do. at the same time, they are exploring this option of the house perhaps taking up the senate bill and just send it to the president. in order to do that, you would need an agreement by the senate to pass a separate bill through budget reconciliation rules, the need for 60 votes, that w
CSPAN
Jan 25, 2010 7:00am EST
on the future of the hybrid and electric car industry. "washington journal" is next. . . . the president's efforts to give the economy on track. that is this morning from "the washington post." the report breaking this morning about a plane crashed in the route, "the new york times" online have the story about the airplane crashing near beirut in stormy weather. officials said that 82 passengers and eight crew members were on board. we will update the information as we get it. ruth, democratic line. caller: i am not quite sure if we ever did what we were promising. to try and help people who were in trouble with their mortgages. i think that we took the wrong approach to begin with. so many people that were out of their homes. the fact ripples through the economy. -- the of fact ripples through the economy. let's help -- bethe effedctct te riffles through the economy. if the loan was renegotiated to what it was really worth, they can afford it, but the communication that happening. host: or you hit by the mortgage crisis at all? caller: i was not, i have a system set up with my children.
CSPAN
Jan 6, 2010 7:00am EST
will discuss how and why the fed was created. "washington journal" is next. ♪ host: two democratic senators are opting not to run for 2010. christopher dodd of connecticut, and the senator from north dakota. bill ritter from colorado also will not run. good morning, everyone on this wednesday, january 6. we begin with the healthcare debate and caecilians request to have access to the negotiations. c-span ceo brian lamb wrote a letter on december 30 to the house leader saying that now it moves to the critical stage we respectfully request that you allow the public full access through television. this has sparked some headlines this morning in newspapers. i want to show you the headlines from roll-call this morning. that is in newspapers this morning as well. we heard a response yesterday from house speaker nancy pelosi's and senate majority leader harry reid also putting out a statement. politico this morning, the live pulse section, has this to say about the request for tv access. "and c-span standing as a trusted non-partisan player gives republicans more ammo to hit democrats with." we wa
CSPAN
Jan 4, 2010 10:00am EST
and online. thanks for being with us this morning. that will about do it for washed -- for "washington journal" this morning. we will be back at 7:00 a.m. eastern tomorrow. have a great day. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2009] . . >> she received nearly 54% of the vote in a runoff last month. for live coverage of the inauguration, we will have it in half an hour. right now, a seminar on coalition building an issue campaigns. live coverage continues throughout the day. tonight, on the communicators, president of the internet corporation for assigned names and numbers. it is a nonprofit agency responsible for managing internet names and addresses. now available, c-span2 book, abraham lincoln. a great read for any history buff. it is a unique and contemporary perspective on lincoln. for lincoln's early years until his life in the white house and his relevance today. abraham lincoln, in hard cover at your favorite book seller. more and more at cspan.org. >> live coverage of the houston mayors inauguration's. up un
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Jan 5, 2010 7:00am EST
it. host: thank you for your call. in the op ed section of " washington times -- of "the washington times" this morning "democrats keeping health care secrets away from the public. it might be a new year, but congressional democrats are planning the same old sorts of sleazy tactics in their bid to take over america's health-care system. congressional republicans, especially in the senate, should lot let them get away with it. transparency and ethics should be republican rallying cries, and obstruction on those grounds should be a point of pride. by now it's almost right to complain that president obama repeatedly has broken his campaign pledge to broadcast negotiations on c-span so that american people and see what the choices are. that does not make that point invalid. for legislation that could so profoundly and personally affected the lives of every american, congress and the white house should be more transparent and accessible than ever before. instead, the process has been secretive and sorted throughout ." salisbury, maryland. that morning. -- good morning. your thoughts on t
CSPAN
Jan 21, 2010 10:00am EST
in "the washington post." he plans to propose new limits on the size and investments of large banks, according to a senior administration official of the white house, to refrain the financial reform agenda as an effort to rein in the companies largely to blame in the crisis. we will now take you to the floor of the house of representatives. three indian water rights measures on their docket today. live coverage begins momentarily. guest[captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2010] [captioning made possible by the national captioning institute, inc., in cooperation with the united states house of representatives. any use of the closed-captioned coverage of the house proceedings for political or commercial purposes is expressly prohibited by the u.s. house of representatives.] the speaker: the house will be in order. the prayer will be offered by our chaplain, father coughlin. chaplain coughlin: almighty god , true humility will not automatically come to us when we choose to bow our heads in prayer or when we acknowled
CSPAN
Jan 11, 2010 5:00pm EST
from washington d.c. to may or washington state to arizona means passing through states that have weak drunk driving laws, did not ban text driving laws, did not ban text messaging, do not require that use a booster seat for your child, have life-threatening with -- life-threatening loopholes in teen driving laws and an adequate enforcement of seat belt and motorcycle helmet laws. and worst states, there were 10 in the green category. the top to in this category are the district of columbia, i got credit for 13.5 lost and the state of new jersey, with credit for 13 lost. the other states are illinois, thank you center, maryland, new york, north carolina, oregon, tennessee, minnesota, california, and washington. there are nine worst states this year. we added, unfortunately, six new states to that category. they are arizona, virginia, vt., pennsylvania, ohio, and nebraska. in order of ranking, the states in the worst category having fewer than half of these 15 basic laws are south dakota with only three of the laws, arizona, north dakota, wyoming, va., vt., pennsylvania, ohio, and nebra
CSPAN
Jan 23, 2010 6:30pm EST
on c-span. >> each year, the washington center brings thousands of students to washington d.c. to experience the workings of our government firsthand. this weekend, they will discuss politics, government, and their futures. sunday night at 8 on c-span. >> this week, a conversation with the new president of the national association of broadcasters, a former oregon senator gordon smith. se6 to 2008. our guest reporter is the washington bureau chief of broadcasting and cable magazine. i want to start with the supreme court decision this week. i will ask you what their ruling on campaign finance means to your members. >> i probably should admit i never voted for mccain fine gold, so i think it is a big decision for freedom of speech. oddly, you cannot get on tv or radio without paying for it. broadcasters have a lot of cost in production and content. the american people rely on their tv and radios. ultimately, i suspect there will be more political advertising, but i think the best part of the ruling was full disclosure. i think the more that is disclosed to the american people
CSPAN
Jan 27, 2010 10:00am EST
was first elected to congress, our family moved to washington and we joined adas israel congregation in washington, d.c. it is the largest conservative synagogue in our nation's capital and one of the oldest. it also has the reputation for outreach to young families in washington, d.c.. we have been members for more than 30 years. rabbi steinlauf cave to adas israel in 2008 to serve as the senior rabbi. he made his mark as a charismatic, dynamic spiritual leader. it's a great pleasure to get to know him and his family. originally from jericho, new york, rabbi steinlauf was ordained in 1998 at the jewish theological seminary in new york. he graduated from princeton in 1991 with honors and also studied in jerusalem and the university of judaism now known as the american jewish university which is located in my district in los angeles. rabbi steinlauf is joined by his wife and his children, his parents, some of his extended family and a proud delegation of adas israel. thank you, rabbi steinlauf, for your inspirational words. the speaker: the chair will entertain up to 15 additional one
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Jan 20, 2010 6:00am EST
. on today's "washington journal," live with your phone calls. and live coverage of the u.s. house as they work on several suspension bills including measures related to relief efforts in haiti. the senate homeland security committee holds a hearing today on aviation security and the christmas day bombing plot. homeland security secretary janet napolitano and national intelligence director dennis blair are among those scheduled to testify. you can watch it live on c-span3 beginning at 9:30 a.m. eastern time or watch it online at c-span.org. abigail adams had to remind john adams to remember the ladies when creating a new government. dolly madison had to encourage her once shy husband james this weekend on "afterwards," the intimate lives of the founding fathers. thomas flemming profiles the women who played a central part in creating our country. afterwards, part of this week's "book tv." massachusetts voted for republican scott brown yesterday in a special election to finish the remaining two years in ted kennedy's senate term. in a moment we'll bring you scott brown's victory spe
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Jan 1, 2010 6:30pm EST
, and then certainly cost. this was an unfunded mandate. it was washington d.c. setting the rules and "sending the bills to the states." we have 13 states and 11 others pass resolutions saying it was a bad idea and they were not going to comply. what pass id does is to stop kicking the can down the road. let's solve the problem and create certainty. let's do what we can now. verification has increased under pass id because all states will conduct verification. it should be noted that 49 statesdo [unintelligible] that did not exist pre-9/11. the three systems that the governor talked about that are questionable that would not be required right away, the drivers database, the better records, and passport database will be difficult to implement. pass id is not say get rid of them but it says pilot them. this make the investment to see if we can make these things work. if we can make them work and get them funded and are cost- effective, governors and dmv's will use them. as one governor said to me, david, can you tell me today how many of those systems are voids the governor, how they're paid for
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Jan 17, 2010 8:00pm EST
and china after google announced that they were hit by a tax that originated in china. "washington journal," y every morning at 7:00 a.m. -- live every morning at 7:00 a.m. eastern here on c-span. . >> fred grandy, i want you to grade the following four things in your life for the purpose of what gave you the most satisfaction? >>actor, gopher on the boat -- n lobo. >> -- every member of united states congress for four years? >> b-. >> talk show host at wmal today. >> b +. we will come back to all that. let's look at what it is like to be in your studio when you start off in the morning. >> 107.3, worldwide. wmal.com. listen all day and be stimulated. >> now, randy and anti with the news. >> you have been doing this how long? >> i started in 2003. this is believereally my sevent. i have saddam hussein to king for the job. -- to think for the job. -- to think for the job. -- thank for the job. they wanted to go to more 24-7 coverage. they wanted more people of the microphone. he asked me to fill in. i was not with goodwill anymore and i just come to california from nevada. it just so happen
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Jan 12, 2010 7:00am EST
, this is "washington journal." . . host: today is tuesday, january 12. we begin with a discussion regarding underwater mortgages, according to an article in "the new york times" magazine section 60% of properties in nevada are under water. we want to talk about that and get your thoughts on whether homeowners should be able to walk away from those underwater mortgages. you can also send us messages by e-mail. twitter messages also at this address. you can also send us messages on the our facebook page. let's look at what was written this past weekend on sunday in the new york times magazine. just walk away -- why should underwater homeowners it being any different from banks? the rector says that the president and ceo of the mortgage bankers association recently told the wall street journal that homeowners who default on their mortgages should think about the message they will send to their family, other kids and france. -- and friends. we will read more from that article. we want to find out what you think about this issue. the first call comes from strasbourg, pa. on the line for democrats. -- strou
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Jan 18, 2010 7:00am EST
, causing delays." also this morning in "the washington post" it says "than the eye and he the." they have a chart in terms of numbers. major deployment is the headline. "u.s. armed forces are sending thousands of troops and supplies to haiti. 7500 personnel expected to arrive today. 130,000 food rations airlifted. 250,000 liters of water delivered on saturday." we will read more on this story. we want to get to our question for you. based on an opinion piece from "the washington post" what has changed in 50 years. 50 years ago, just across the river from the nation's capital, children of african descent, including many whose ancestors worked the land for george washington, were being bused far from their neighborhoods to maintain segregated school systems. interracial marriage was prohibited. in arlington and fairfax counties, lunch counters generally expected black customers to order carry out only. in parts of the district and its suburbs, housing discrimination created what activist called "a white news" around the inner city. the washington redskins had not a single black player." tex
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Jan 25, 2010 5:00pm EST
and across the country, listen to c-span radio in washington on 90.1 fm, 1 xm satellite radio. c-span radio, covering washington like no other. >> of reaping now on counterterrorism efforts in yemen. secretary clinton will be meeting with arab leaders. daniel benjamin speaks with reporters, followed by a spokesman p.j. crowley. this is about 45 minutes. >> good afternoon and welcome to the department of state. this week secretary clinton will travel to london. she will leave tomorrow night and will participate on wednesday in an international meeting on yemen, and then thursday at the international conference on afghanistan. but i thought to kind of put our current relationship with yemen into context and the ongoing efforts to work with yemen on security, we thought it would be a good time to bring to the briefing room ambassador at large and coordinator for counter-terrorism here at the state department dan benjamin, just to get a little background on this. and i am sure you might have some questions on activities over the weekend as well. so with that, we will start off with dan benjamin
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Jan 1, 2010 8:00pm EST
baltimore. he had to make a stop in baltimore and take a shuttle to washington. he said, should i keep going? i said, if they have not told you to stop, then you should keep going. if it is now 7:00 p.m. i called the white house and said, you're getting my family to washington. have any of you given any thought to how i am going to get their? they stopped and said, oh, i guess we should figure that out, shall we not? that was literally the did response -- the response. i was told that the president had become distracted with important other business that was going on at the time and that he would call me about 8:00 p.m., but that i should go home and pack to come to washington and that i would prefer not to take an airplane. so i rushed out of my office, home, put a suitcase on my bed and we started packing the suitcase. i called a friend to ask him to drive me to washington. he came or was on his way. at 6:00 p.m., -- at 8:10 p.m., i received a phone call on my cellphone. they said, the president is on the line. >> were you on the road? >> note, i was still packing. -- no, i was still packi
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Jan 2, 2010 12:00am EST
at international leaders. >> saturday on "washington journal," the look at the rise of al qaeda in yemen. then dr. david shern on a new law that takes effect today. later, a fellow at the center for education reform talks about the state of education in the united states. taking your calls and e-mail like every morning at 7:00 a.m. eastern, here on c-span. >> get your own copy of c-span pose the original documentary, the supreme court, on dvd. it is part of our american icons series, one of the many items available at c-span.org. >> next, we talk to the new supreme court justice, sonia sotomayor. she discusses her nomination by president obama, the confirmation hearings, and her first impressions of the job at a supreme court justice. her interview is followed by one with the first woman to serve on the court, former justice sandra day o'connor. >> 20 years plus, justice o'connor could remember vividly the details of her first argument, telling us what it was like. what are the impressions you are going to take away from yours? >> the moment that i sat down and was able to see the people in the a
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Jan 12, 2010 6:00am EST
in washington. he heads the child advocacy institute. we are delighted that you could join us. >> good afternoon, everyone. my name is dr. joseph wright. i'm a pediatric emergency physician and the senior vice president at children's national medical center. i had to the child health advocacy institute. i practiced in level one trauma centers for more than 20 years. i was direct witness to the fact that motor vehicle crashes continue to be the leading cause of death for 16 to 20-year olds in this country each year. approximately 450,000 teenagers are injured each year. of those killed, approximately 63% of our drivers and 37% are passengers. 2/3 of the passengers who die in car crashes are male. what we have to remember in what we have already heard is that each and every one of these cases represents an individual and family tragedy. lives end and changed forever. as the father of two young men in the highest risk category, i'm not only professionally concerned, but very personally concerned about this on a daily basis. the american academy of pediatrics has a long record of supporting child sa
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Jan 23, 2010 2:00pm EST
rock or washington. we're challenging the reputation of problem. -- we are challenging a reputational problem. we took on conan o'brien. it is such an easy joke for late-night television hosts to make. they look for a city to use as a punch line and they use newark. i love when they have big shows where people are coming to newark the overwhelming majority of people come are coming from outside the state of new jersey. i love going down to the bars and restaurants newark -- in newark and talking to them. they say they cannot believe this is newark, new jersey. i want to let people know the greatness of our cities of that we continue to attract residents. . . we really have jumped into social media as opportunity with facebook and other things to show people the inspiring stories, as i have told you in this speech, but also urban america and we need to change the image of cities in america to let people know the truth of who we are. that is what we are born to continue to try to do. -- what we are going to to continue to try to do. >> my name is carolyn and i am from albany, new york.
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Jan 15, 2010 1:00pm EST
a "the washington post." the administration requested to the $92 million in aid for haiti including $33 million for improving government services and $62 million for economic growth. orlando, fla., on the independent line. caller: geographically in haiti is right on our doorstep. the issue is to get the supplies there as quickly as possible to the suffering people. it has been three days. i understand the airport is congested and there is destroyed infrastructure. i believe that there is an aircraft carrier coming with helicopters. host: yes, according to a "the wall street journal," is another aircraft carrier on its way. caller: this was a war maneuver, believe me, that aircraft carrier would have been there. the supplies would have been lowered down to the people. i have one more comment. the caller from arkansas that says it is not our responsibility to foot the bill, if he is a christian what about being your brother's keeper? is it more convenient to cherry pick? host: leesburg, va., on our life for democrats. caller: first, i think we should write off the pat robertson comment be
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Jan 31, 2010 6:30pm EST
] >> tomorrow on "washington journal," the role voters might play, and also the chinese influence on the global economy. after that, look at child of obesity in the u.s., and first lady michelle obama's national campaign with arkansas's attorney general. that is live at 7:00 a.m. eastern on c-span. tonight on prime minister's questions, the house leader sylvan forbes gordon brown. she answered questions on british banks, -- the house leader filled in for gordon brown. tonight at 9:00 p.m. eastern, here on c-span. >> tonight, the history of executive power, from george washington to george w. bush. officer john yoo -- author john yoo talks about his new book. >> over the weekend, the congressional delegation attended a forum in switzerland to discuss the global implications of the obama administration's legislative agenda on health care, energy, the environment, and financial regulation. this is about an hour. >> welcome, everybody. >> our task is to try to get a global perspective to the legislative agenda and the united states. this is only panel specifically focused on legislative agenda in a
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Jan 17, 2010 6:00am EST
and my favorite, virginia's george washington. [applause] behind me in the pro tunda are the busts of the eight virginians who became president of the united states. it was here that robert everyone lee, the son of a governor, was commissioned as the young nation split into war. it was here just four years later that president abraham lincoln came to begin the process of reuniting a war-torn nation, walking the streets of a still smowldering richmond. it was here 125 years after lincoln's visit that a grandson of slaves, l. douglas wilder took the oath of office as the nation's first african-american governor. [applause] and it is here today that an average middle class kid from fairfax county, the grandson of irish immigrants is given the enormous honor of becoming the 71st governor of the commonwealth of virginia. [cheers and applause] as it turns out, i succeed another descend didn't of irish immigrants, governor tim kaine. on behalf of the people of virginia, governor kaine i thank you for your great service to the commonwealth of virginia. [applause] today virginia is a thrivi
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Jan 12, 2010 2:00am EST
] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2010] >> on tomorrow morning's "washington journal" an update on congress. after that, former republican party chairman ed gillespie and later, juan williams talks about race, politics, and the news. this starts each morning at 7:00 a.m. eastern on c-span, and later in the morning, mitch mcconnell along with other gop senators talked to reporters about afghanistan, u.s. foreign policy, and the senate's agenda. that is live at 10:00 a.m. eastern. now the final debate for the open seat formerly held by ted kennedy. the candidates are scott brown and joseph kennedy. this event was held at done edward kennedy institute in boston. independent candidate joe kennedy is not related to senator ted kennedy, who died last summer. >> good evening. i want to welcome all of you to this closing debate among the candidates for next week's elections to the united states senate. tuesday will be a crucial time here in massachusetts. voters will go to the polls and select a person who may well determine the outcome of a long fight over health care legisl
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Jan 7, 2010 1:00pm EST
at the white house several times. elsewhere in washington this afternoon, a discussion on u.s. policy toward afghanistan, ambassador richard holbrooke will be speaking about the administration's policy. he had to afghanistan and pakistan next week. we will have live coverage of his comments in just over an hour at 2:30 p.m. eastern on c- span2. and then tom vilsack here at the state department here in washington. a set -- a special briefing about the agriculture system in afghanistan. >> american icons, three original documentaries from c- span now available on dvt. a unique journey through the iconic homes of the three branches of american government. see the exquisite detail of the supreme court. go beyond the velvet ropes of public tours of the white house, america's most famous home. and explore the history, art, and architecture of the capital. american icons, a three disk dvd set. it is $24.95 plus shipping and handling. it is available at c-span.org /stohr. >> several political retirement an announcement over the last couple of days. representative chris murphy of connecticut sounds a
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Jan 16, 2010 6:30pm EST
partners in rebuilding the devastated country. >> tomorrow on "washington journal," a discussion on the obama administration's policy on jobs and the economy. also, a look at how poorly equipped haiti is for natural disasters with a new york born councilman. olin that, a special election in massachusetts to fill the late senator edward kennedy's see. -- senator kennedy's seat. >> this week on "the communicators," a discussion on establishing high-speed internet in the united states. our guest is larry cohen. this program was taped in december 2009. >> this week, the president of the communication workers of america, larry cohen. also, the senior editor with telecommunications reports. briefly give us a snapshot of the communication workers of america. >> 700,000 women and men at work in the communications field. it could be broadcasting or journalism. we also have several hundred thousand retired members to remain active in many ways. we are in every state, with 10,000 in canada, including the canadian broadcasting company. >> what companies do they work for? >> about 1000 differ
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Jan 23, 2010 11:00pm EST
of a powerful voices of special interest in washington. the result was a national agenda too often skewed in favor of those with the power to curry favors. we push back on the power by implementing a historical reforms, to get rid of the influence of special interests. on my first in office, we close to resolving. revolving door between lobbyists and government that nobody in my administration would make decisions based on the interests of former or future employers. we to executive officials. we imposed tough restrictions on funding to line the public of the well-connected. for the first time in history, we have publicly disclose the names of lobbyists and non- lobbyists like to visit the white house every day so that you know what is going on in the white house, the people's house. we have been making steady progress. this week, the united states supreme court handed a huge victory to the special interests and lobbyists and a powerful blow to our efforts to rein and corporate influence. it's strikes at our democracy itself. by a 5-4 vote, the court overturned more than a century of law,
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Jan 7, 2010 7:00am EST
and elements it is not so great anymore. in "the washington times" -- a profound loss of retirement and death of senator kennedy on expertise. with all this discussion we would ask your view of the u.s. senate. i want to show you a little more of those two articles to set the stage. if you are one of the armchair historians in the audience who knows about senate history and would like to add your thoughts about the senate of currenearlis we welcome that. as well as your thoughts as current watchers. here is the op-ed piece in today's "the new york times." he's working on a book. he looks at that time. as the heyday of the senate. in the 1960's and 1970's the great senate occupied a unique place in our country. he writes the little changed in 1980 where the election was more than just a change of party control. gone was the senate that had been experienced, progressive, and bipartisan. the decline has only accelerated. we would like to hear your view. first we would like to get an update on what is happening on the ground in yemen. the foreign correspondent here raghavan is with us by phone th
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